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to the fact that we have a rather porous system from trying to keep guns from dangerous system. >> connecticut has some of the strictest gun control laws in america get as you suggest it is very easy for weapons to move across this country, in my experience come whenever one of these mass shootings happens, it does not lead necessarily to tighter gun control. >> sadly, that is the case. typically, when such incidents occur, you have different agitations of those events. you have one set of individuals who say that we have to do something to strengthen our gun laws. then you have another group of individuals who say that we made it easier for teachers to have guns in public schools or what i consider to be rather fantasy come rather bad ideas. there are too many people who have this notion that the way we are going to solve this problem is to simply have more citizens armed and ready to respond in a uruguay to take down the bad guys. >> which is of course a very difficult thing to implement but do you think that this might be different because the age of the children perhaps in trying to tighte
a shooting killed 26 people at a connecticut primary school. a report from washington. >> a fire in the early morning in a comfortable lakeside community. the phone call that brought forth small town firefighters to the blaze, and out of nowhere, a tragedy on christmas eve. >> all four firefighters were shot at the scene. one firefighter was able to flee the scene on his own, and the other three were p&l in the location. >> two firefighters died of their wounds at the fire, and it took an armored personnel carrier to evacuate residents. the town is distraught. >> it is a very difficult situation. >> a heightened awareness to this kind of violence in light of what happened in connecticut, and i just want everyone to remember that it is christmas eve. we have families who are in pain and crisis today. >> all week, they have been burying the dead in newtown, connecticut, and all week, the argument over the kind of guns available in america and the kind of people that can get all of them. it has gone back and forth. while the fire he said raged, the gunman killed himself. he had already spent 17
in connecticut for the memorial. as you have seen here over the last few days, do you have a sense that the town has almost gone from a state of shock into a real grief and anger? >> this is the stage that everyone he last had anything to do with this tragedy will tell you this is one the great turns to anger. particularly in a case like this or they're so difficult to find any rational reason for what happens. the sense i also get is that people will tell you they do not want to be defined by what has happened here. in the and they want their strength and their love for their children, they want that. they do not want to be defined by what has happened. it is tragic. the yes, it feels like the entire world has descended on the tragedy. people here are resilience. they feel that ultimately they will be able to move on. >> on the issue of the control, people here have had very mixed reaction to what president obama said last night. >> this is the quintessential new england town. this is where the pilgrims landed in the 17th century. the right to bear arms is felt as a very strong historical right
around the globe. one week after the horrifying shootings in newtown, connecticut, which left 20 children and six adults dead, the nation's top today to remember the victims, but it was also the day the country's leading gun lobby, the national rifle association, chose to lay out its case for why armed guards at every u.s. school would help prevent similar tragedies in the future. the bbc's north america editor reports. >> the church bells tolled out the exact time when a week ago a young man with an assault rifle began his massacre of children. they stood in prayer and in silence in the rain. in a town still numb, the bells tolled 26 times, one for each of the victims of the school. inside the white house, president obama and his staff since silent for a minute. beyond the grave, resolution. in a new video, he has promised he will push for a ban on assault rifles. >> i will do everything in my power as president to advance these efforts. if there's even one thing we can do as a country to protect our children, we have a responsibility to try. >> shame on the nra. >> there are those who b
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